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About Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.

How to go

There are many Bangkok – Phisanulok buses from many companies in Morchit Bus Terminal.  For more information, call 1490 or go to www.transport.co.th.  For online ticket booking , go to www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com   or www.thairoute.com

There are notthern trains from Bangkok to Phitsanulok every day.  Ordinary train takes 8.5 hours, rapid train takes 6-7 hours, and sprinter train takes 4.5 hours.   For more information, call +66 2411 3102 or www.railway.co.th.  For online ticket booking, go to https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

There are direct flights to Phitsanulok which takes about 55 minutes.

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Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

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Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

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Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

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Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

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Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

foodanddrink Food & Drink

Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.

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Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Tips
Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.


Apart from its exceptional natural charisma, Phitsanulok provides visitors with an opportunity to explore notable chapters of Thailand's history. For example, Phitsanulok contains evidence of an ancient community dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years, including ancient stone axes. In addition, the old temple of Wat Chula Mani, situated 5 kilometers south of the city, was built even before the Sukhothai Kingdom came to power in the 12th century.

Phitsanulok prospered under both the Kingdoms of Sukhothai (1238-1378 C.E.) and Ayutthaya (1350-1767 C.E.). In particular, it played a strategic role in the Ayutthaya era when it became the Kingdom’s royal capital for 25 years during the reign of King Borom Trailokanat.

Phitsanulok was also the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great (R. 1590-1605) the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. King Naresuan is known for his victorious and honorable single-hand combat atop an elephant-back against a Burmese Crown Prince.


Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand’s central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

There are many hotels and resorts all the way from Phitsanulok to Phetchaboon.  Staying in a resorts in Khek river is a good idea to feel nature.  You can stay in the guesthouses or tents in the national parks.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat : the temple housing Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the world.


Wat Nang Phaya : one of the old temples in Phitsanulok


Thung Salaeng Luang National Park : It is called Thailand’s Savanna covering some parts of Phitsanulok and Phetchaboon


Kaeng Song Waterfall : a waterfall in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park


Phu HIn Rong Kla National Park : you can see various natural rock formations, beautiful views, and know the history behind the beautiful scenery.


Namtok Chat Trakan National Park : the waterfall  from the formation of sandstones.


Phu Soi Dawn National Park : you  can see beautiful waterfalls, pine trees, flowers and mountainous views with cool temperature all year.


Moreover, you can go white-water rafting in Khek river if you love adventures. 

Phitsanulok has a few tourist activities for visitors to participate in, particularly visiting the natural, historical, and cultural attractions around both the city and the province.

You can try local food in the restaurants or local markets.

Many attractions have their souvenirs, and you can buy local products which are handcrafts and agricultural products from the souvenir shops.